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($49.99 + Free Shipping)

for $4999

International Beer of the Month Club

from Clubs Galore


Beer Club Overview & Details

Beer Club Rating:

This Beer Club is rated 3.5 stars

Summary

A combination of American and World beers from the experts at monthly gift clubs

What We Like

Satisfaction Guarantee and Free Shipping

Improvements

Provide better value, easier access to information about past beer selections, and additional subscription lengths and billing options

This beer club is...

What you get

4 styles of beer (2 American and 2 World), Door-to-Door Delivery, and Beer Newsletter

Shipment Choices

Shipment Frequency

Monthly Bimonthly Quarterly

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International Beer of the Month Club Review

Carefully reviewed by Beer Club Specialists on 3/8/2013

The shipment we received
The shipment we received

International Beer of the Month Club offers a mix of half American craft brews and half World beers with every shipment. Strengths of the beer club include an ironclad satisfaction guarantee and free shipping. The improvements we’d like to see include offering better value, providing easier access to information about past beer selections, and making additional subscription lengths and billing options available.

Clubs Galore has been delivering monthly gift clubs since 1996 and they distinguish themselves with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Not only will Clubs Galore refund you for future beer shipments if you’re not satisfied, they’ll refund you for the delivery that you already received. Most other clubs will only let you cancel future shipments, but Clubs Galore goes the extra step and makes sure you’re happy with every beer that you’ve received (present and future). They’re committed to making things right.

Free shipping is standard for International Beer of the Month Club. While it’s more important to consider total shipment price (beer club price + shipping & handling) for some shoppers free shipping is a starting point for any purchase and this club has you covered in that regard. If you want to learn more about the impact of shipping costs on beer clubs you can check out our guide, How to figure out the Real Cost of Shipping Beer.

Feedback from the Beer Enthusiast

International Beer of the Month Club would get a higher rating if it delivered more bang for your buck. Currently the club is a bit more expensive than other beer clubs offering a comparable quality of beer.

Enjoying the beer in the office
Enjoying the beer in the office

Another improvement we’d like to see is more transparency into past beer selections because it would help instill confidence in the quality and rigor of their beer selection process. We consider it a best practice to share past newsletters and beer choices so that prospective club members can evaluate a beer club based on the beer that’s been featured in the past. We’ve done the legwork of compiling a sampling of recently featured beers (see below) so that you can make an informed decision.

A final tweak we’d like to see is more subscription length and billing options. International Beer of the Month Club is only available for 3-, 6-, 9-, or 12-months. This means the shortest beer club gift you can order is the 3-month option instead of the 1- or 2-month options available from other clubs. The club does offer various delivery options so you can decide if you want your shipment every month, every other month, or once a quarter.

Having additional billing options would allow people the option of paying on a monthly basis instead of having to pre-pay for the entire subscription up front. This concern isn’t too big of a deal though because of the 100% satisfaction guarantee and the ability to secure a refund if the beer club doesn’t wow you.

International Beer of the Month Club combines a balanced shipment of American and World beers with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping. Yay beer!

Feedback from the
Beer Rookie

Quirky and tasty. Just the way I like 'em.
Quirky and tasty. Just the way I like 'em.

Being the rookie, I can honestly say I haven't yet figured out what the craft beer movement is really all about. I can say that trying new beers I've never heard of is helping me to understand beer better and, more importantly, to like beer! And by like beer, I mean seek it out.

From this perspective, I enjoyed the Clubs Galore Beer of the Month Club shipment—or at least half of it. The first two beers we tried, The Chesapeke Ale and the Maisels Weisse, left me feeling a little flat. To me they were watery and ordinary. But Brian liked them... further proving we each taste things differently.

I don't know if it's because I'm accustomed to drinking wine, especially boutique wine—which is kind of the industry equivalent of craft beer—but I find myself enjoying the richer beers, usually dark. In this shipment from Clubs Galore there were two dark beers, one Spanish (Alhambra Negra) and one American (Cabin Fever Brown Ale). These were great. And I enjoyed them as much when I drank the next two, too.

Styrofoam? We prefer molded fiberboard because it's recylable.
Styrofoam? We prefer molded fiberboard because it's recylable.

My bottomline: If you are buying a beer club for yourself, it's worth a shot, even though the prices are a little high compared to the competition. The packaging and gift presentation were chintzy and not environmentally-friendly though, so if those are important to you, maybe this isn't the best club for you.

Recently Featured Beers

Brewery
(Country)
Beer Name Beer Style
Grupo Cervezas Alhambra
(Spain)
Negra Dunkel
Brauerei Gebruder Maisel Bayreuth
(Germany)
Maisels Weisse Original Hefeweizen
Williamsburg AleWerks
(United States)
Chesapeake Pale Ale American Pale Ale
New Holland Brewing Co.
(United States)
Cabin Fever Brown Ale American Brown Ale

Gift Review

Benefits of giving International Beer of the Month Club as a gift include:

What the website shows
What the website shows

What we actually received!
What we actually received!

International Beer of the Month Club is a stress-free choice for a beer club gift. For a moderate price premium you get the peace of mind that comes with having a rock-solid 100% satisfaction guarantee and multiple gift announcement options.

During the online checkout process you are given several options for how you would like to announce your beer club gift to the recipient:

  1. Mail a gift announcement letter (at no extra charge)
  2. Email the gift announcement letter
  3. Print out the announcement letter

A beer club gift is sure-fire way to please any beer lover and you’ll enjoy knowing that every month for the duration of the gift that you’ll be top of mind every time that box of craft brews arrives at his or her door.

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Things to know

  • Shipping is included
  • Free Shipping
  • 6 international and 6 domestic beers
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

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From the Clubs Galore Website

International Beer of the Month Club

When you order our Beer of the Month Club, your recipient will receive a beautiful certificate with your personal message long with their gift each month.

Here's what you get when you order our Beer of the Month Club:

  • 4 different selections (3 of each) every other month. That's 12 rare beers delivered to your doorstep each month.
  • Our Beer Newsletter is included with each shipment providing fun and informative facts about the beer they receive.
  • We've selected only the best tasting and most popular beers.
  • Personalized certificate announcing your gift.
  • Your name on our gift card with every month's delivery, with our uplifting quote of the day
  • The pleasure of knowing ou will be thought of every month.
  • Free Shipping... Always!
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Professional and reliable customer service

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
ClubsGalore.com is sure your recipients will love their gift. However, if for any reason, they are not satisfied, please call us and we'll do everything we can to make it right. If you are still not satisfied, we will issue a refund for the remaining deliveries as well as the gift that you were not satisfied with. No questions asked. (Must contact us within 30 days of the delivery of the gift in question). Most othe rmonth clubs will only refund any remaining deliveries and will not credit you for the delivery you were not satisfied with.


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International Beer of the Month Club

from Clubs Galore

per month
($49.99 + Free Shipping)

for $4999

 
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